Highland, California Population 2020

56,298

Highland is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 56,298, it is the 161st largest city in California and the 691st largest city in the United States. Highland is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually and its population has increased by 6.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,104 in 2010. Spanning over 19 miles, Highland has a population density of 3,003 people per square mile.

The average household income in Highland is $82,207 with a poverty rate of 19.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,059 per month, and the median house value is $309,300. The median age in Highland is 32.4 years, 31.2 years for males, and 33.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Highland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Highland was:

  • White: 59.63%
  • Other race: 16.29%
  • Black or African American: 8.35%
  • Asian: 8.24%
  • Two or more races: 5.02%
  • Native American: 1.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.09%
The current population of Highland, California is 56,298, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,406.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,104.

Highland, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,71259.63%
Some Other Race8,93716.29%
Black or African American4,5788.35%
Asian4,5238.24%
Two or More Races2,7535.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native7571.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5991.09%

Highland Population Pyramid 2020

Highland Median Age

32.4


Total

31.2


Male

33.4


Female

Highland Adults

There are 38,717 adults, (5,146 of whom are seniors) in Highland.

Highland Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Sex Ratio

Female

27,850

50.77%

Male

27,009

49.23%

Highland Households and Families

Highland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Highland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All65.2%34.8%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
Male54.2%45.8%
Female46.6%53.4%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,9323.4365.2
Married8,6423.9875.2
Non Family3,2121.2758.6
Female2,6903.9546.6
Male1,3884.0354.2

3.85

Average Family Size

3.43

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Highland Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,35910.24%
9th to 12th Grade4,24612.94%
High School Graduate8,02624.47%
Some College7,60123.17%
Associates Degree3,1209.51%
Bachelors Degree3,70511.29%
Graduate Degree2,7498.38%

Highland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic15,0819,3991,254
White10,8819,9783,142
Other Race4,5502,396287
Asian3,2692,6221,087
Black2,8012,590744
Multiple Races1,047834206
Native American47835841
Islander21310529

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.25%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,460$41,089$31,067
Less Than High School$23,657$27,817$17,319
High School Grad$30,497$38,946$20,841
Some College$40,000$46,981$34,097
Bachelors Degree$62,745$74,042$47,176
Graduate Degree$84,736$90,144$84,522

$36,460

Average Earnings

$41,089

Average Male

$31,067

Average Female

Highland Language

Highland Language by Age

Highland Language

57.95% of Highland residents speak only English, while 42.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.30% of the population.

Highland Poverty

Highland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic29,1027,52025.84%
Other8,9282,56928.77%
White14,7971,2348.34%
Asian4,5231,18526.20%
Black4,54273916.27%
Multiple2,75342415.40%
Native75721027.74%
Islander599172.84%

19.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.73%

Male Poverty Rate

21.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland is Other, with 28.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland is Islander, with 2.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.65%
High School18.09%
Some College10.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.70%
Male Unemployed26.01%
Female Employed11.14%
Male Employed9.56%

Highland Income

Highland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,395$82,207
Families$64,122$86,346
Married Families$88,784$103,556
Non Families$34,734$53,538

Highland Marital Status

Highland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Married by Age and Sex

Highland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Highland Marital Status by Race

Highland Veterans

2,005

Number of Veterans

1,809

Male Veterans

196

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam692
First Gulf War376
Korea223
Second Gulf War211
World War II29
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64470
75+461
35 to 54444
65 to 74440
18 to 34190
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2165.15%
Hispanic5172.77%
Black34510.40%
Other2023.50%
2 or More895.91%
Indian8214.24%
Asian711.94%

$Highland Veterans by Education

2.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Employment Status

63%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Highland Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.65%

Born in California

78.19%

Native Born

21.81%

Foreign Born

11.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.19% of Highland residents were born in the United States, with 65.65% having been born in California. 11.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202056,2984460.80%
201955,8524460.80%
201855,4061740.32%
201755,2324460.81%
201654,7862010.37%
201554,5852320.43%
201454,3531840.34%
201354,1692210.41%
201253,9482800.52%
201153,6684540.85%
201053,2148,6091.78%
200044,60510,1662.62%
199034,43912,7194.72%
198021,7209,0515.54%
197012,6690.00%